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Jan 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
rifle association. violent video games have also been mentioned by both the n.r.a. and the white house as a concern. but today there was new controversy over the n.r.a.'s new practice range app for i-pads and i-phones, recommended for ages 4 and up. all of this has gun and ammunition sales and attendance at gun shows have grown dramatically in the month since newtown. president obama addressed that phenomenon at his news conference yesterday. >> those who oppose any common sense gun control or gun safety measures have a pretty effective way of ginning up fear on the part of gun owners that somehow the federal government is about to take all your guns away. there's probably an economic element to that. it obviously is good for business. >> woodruff: the president unveils his proposals tomorrow morning. he will be join by children who wrote him letters after the newtown attack. >> brown: we'll have two views of the gun >> brown: we'll have two views of the gun debate coming up, from delaware governor jack markell and n.r.a. president david keene; plus, no more red ink in california's bud
Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
't think that they're asking that question, but they're pursuing their own agenda. >> suarez: today, the n.r.a. said it will focus on securing schools, fixing the mental health system and fully prosecuting violent criminals. the group also struck sparks with the release of this web ad late tuesday. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our sools wn his ds are protected by armed guards at their schools? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> suarez: today, a white house spokesman called the ad with its use of the obama children repugnant and cowardly. >> brown: coming up, we'll have reaction to the president's approach. also ahead: general stanley mcchrystal; the obama campaign's online push and a cyclist's confession. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: president obama is losing another member from his first-term cabin
Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
this now? if it's motivating the opposition's base, it's fueling the n.r.a. with new funding, new membership, why do the democrats want to take this on? >> well, in part because they do want to actually see action, but what you saw with senator feinstein acknowledging what an uphill battle it is, you start to wonder, the administration's own push with some executive action, with a lot of things that they can do behind the scenes, they're doing this two-fold and congress is acting outside of what the administration wishes. so it's two real tracks and it's no accident the vice president is going to virginia tomorrow to ke ts sow o the road a little bit with a round table discussion, he's going to have different lawmakers there. this is the site -- the state where virginia tech happened, the school shooting there, very tragic, and he's trying to sort of capitalize on a lot of that energy the same way they're doing on newtown to motivate people to action. from a political perspective in congress democrats raised pacs, as well. gabrielle giffords aims to raise $20 million for the 2014
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
. i mean i think there is say chance here. i think the nra has stumbled badly. they boast an increase in membership. i think they are like the tea party. they misunderstand what is going on in the country, the change in mood in the country, especially after newtown. the tea party defeated richard luggar in indiana and was full of themselves and now instead of conservative republican holding that seat, like lugar it is a moderate democrat joe done oly holding that seat. i think the nra is very much in the same my op oik mind-set. and i think that shall did --. >> i think i disagree. i think they know what they are doing. they know what is happening but they are making sure gun owners think obama going to take away your guns. >> woodruff: thank you both. and mark and david keep up the talk on the "doubleheader," recorded in our newsroom. that will be posted at the top of the rundown later tonight. >> brown: finally, a word about tonight's edition of "need to know" on pbs. as the discussion goes on in washington about revising the federal tax code, "need to know" profiles four new jersey
Jan 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
countries in the world in 1 year. >> you can cite the numbers and the nra and others came out ahead of this to say, they came out minute he was done speak. and the white house says yes it's going to be hard but we think we might be able to do it. >> first it is always striking how young they were, fdr-- i mean mlk and-- but listen, i support the thing, all thlaws. if i were a member of the congress i would vote for it all. but the data is very problematic for the republicans. we have had terrible research in part because of the nra prevents good research. but the research we have does not suggest these things make a huge difference. we've had a big bill there 68. we had the brady bill, other bills, in general when you look at the broad survey of the research, it is very hard to see big differences. there are some areas where you do see differences, some of the magazines do reduce en masse killing. but the level of murders, it doesn't really change much. which think it is fertile to make progress, most gun violence is suicide. and a lot of those suicides are impusive. and if you can
Jan 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
, challenged lapierre on whether the n.r.a. supports limiting gun sales in any fashion. >> now, in your testimony in '99, you supported mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. you said, quote, "no loopholes anywhere for anyone." now, today, of course, you said criminals would never submit to background checks. statistics show that many do. nearly two million convicted criminals and other dangerous people trying to buy a firearm since '94, as chief johnson said, were prevented. so let me ask you this: do you still, as you did in 1999, still support mandatory background checks at gun shows, yes or no? >> senator, i do not believe the way the law is working now, unfortunately, that it does any good to extend the law to private sales between bbsts and collectors. >> okay, so you do not support mandatory background checks in all instances at gun shows. >> we do not because the fact is the law right now is a failure the way it's working. the fact is that you have 76,000-some people that have been denied under the present law. only 44 were prosecuted. you
Jan 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
association. presidential spokesman jay carney. >> the n.r.a. has certainly been one of the many groups invited. i would leave it to those groups themselves to decide whether to say whether -- to make any comment on their attendance in those meetings. >> reporter: the task force's proposals are due back to the president by the end of next week. after that -- >> the president will decide what he would like to pursue, what he believes is the right course of action. in addition to what he has already called on congress to do which is pass the assault weapons ban, pass legislation that would ban high capacity magazines, pass a bill that would close loopholes in our background check system. >> reporter: meanwhile, in centennial, colorado, this was day two of a preliminary hearing for james holmes who allegedly killed 12 people inside a movie theater last july. as the week-long proceedings opened on monday, relatives of the victims said they were looking for clarity. >> there's no way to understand this. there's no understanding it. but we'd like to at least want to know what happens. >> repo
Jan 10, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> sreenivasan: late today, the n.r.a. issued a statement saying it was disappointed that the discussions focused mainly on what it called an agenda to attack the second amendment. the group said it hopes to have an honest conversation with members of congress. there's been new border violence between india and pakistan in the disputed territory of kashmir. today, indian troops shot and killed a pakistani soldier in the mountainous region. kashmir is divided, but both countries claim it in its entirety. pakistan claimed the shooting was unprovoked, but the indian military said the pakistanis fired first. in all, two pakistani soldiers and two indian troops have been killed since sunday. in kenya, wildlife rangers in kenya kept searching for a gang of ivory poachers who killed a dozen elephants and hacked off their tusks. it was the worst single poaching incident the country has ever seen. we have a report from rohit kachroo of "independent television news." >> reporter: corpse after corpse scattered across a national park victims of a gang which struck over the weekend. but what future for the o
Jan 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
want to see the proposal but as a general proposition, the n.r.a. has been very supportive of doing background checks. >> suarez: meanwhile, the head of the u.s. conference of mayors meeting in washington said the president had answered the group's written appeal for action. philadelphia mayor michael nutter: >> the plan president obama unveiled yesterday includes much of what we asked for in that letter. we will work with the president and the congress to get critically needed legislation reforms enacted now. >> suarez: and vice president joe biden told the mayors not to believe the voices of doubt. >> there are some who say the most powerful voice in this debate belongs to the gun lobby and those that demand a stop to these common sense approaches to save lives. i think they're wrong. this time, this time will not be like times that have come before. >> suarez: and away from washington in aurora, colorado-- the movie theater where 12 people were killed last july, reopened this evening, with a ceremony for the victims. >> brown: we look at the realities of these proposals now from
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